The popular choice hotel is in Costa Rica, best luxury hotel is in Shanghai

Tulemar Bungalows & Villas in Costa Rica’s Manuel Antonio National Park has been named the world’s best hotel by the 2019 Travelers’ Choice Awards, a ranking system based on comments posted by the users of TripAdvisor.

With 33 acres of rainforest and a private beach, Tulemar Bungalows & Villas offers travellers a chance to connect with nature. Some of the rooms look out over its gardens, others have views of the sea.

 

Also Read: These are the quirkiest travel experiences to book in 2019, according to TripAdvisor

 

Runner-ups

According to the Travelers’ Choice Awards, the world’s second best hotel is the Hotel Belvedere in Riccione in Emilia-Romagna, Italy. The four-star establishment, which offers views over the Adriatic, also tops the Travelers’ Choice ranking for European hotels. Placed third in the global ranking, Viroth’s Hotel in Siem Reap, Cambodia, is also the Travelers’ Choice overall winner in Asia.

 

Top 10 Best Hotels in the World:

1. Tulemar Bungalows & Villas in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

2. Hotel Belvedere in Riccione, Italy

3. Viroth’s Hotel in Siem Reap, Cambodia

4. Kenting Amanda Hotel in Hengchun, Taiwan

5. Hotel Alpin Spa Tuxerhof in Tux, Austria

6. French Quarter Inn in Charleston, United States

7. The Resort at Pedregal in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

8. Belmond Palacio Nazarenas in Cusco, Peru

9. Kayakapi Premium Caves in Cappadocia - Urgup, Turkey

10. Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa in Hanoi, Vietnam

 

Also Read: Top 10 destinations trending with millennials in 2019

 

Top 10 Best Hotels in Europe:

1. Hotel Belvedere in Riccione, Italy

2. Hotel Alpin Spa Tuxerhof in Tux, Austria

3. Kayakapi Premium Caves Cappadocia in Urgup, Turkey

4. Quinta Jardins do Lago in Funchal, Portugal

5. Hotel Amira Istanbul in Istanbul, Turkey

6. Hotel 41 in London, United Kingdom

7. Ikos Oceania in Nea Moudania, Greece

8. Hotel Spadai in Florence, Italy

9. Ikos Olivia in Gerakini, Greece

10. Maxx Royal Kemer Resort in Kemer, Turkey

 

Also Read: Find out the best vegetarian-friendly countries in Europe

 

Top 10 Best Hotels in the US:

1. French Quarter Inn in Charleston, South Carolina

2. The Nantucket Hotel & Resort in Nantucket, Massachusetts

3. The Spectator Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina

4. The Inn at Lost Creek in Mountain Village, Colorado

5. Hotel Jackson in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

6. Williamsburg Inn in Williamsburg, Virginia

7. Trump International Hotel Washington DC in Washington D.C.

8. Hotel Emma in San Antonio, Texas

9. The Peninsula Chicago in Chicago, Illinois

10. Sonnenalp in Vail, Colorado

 

Best of Luxury

While these were the popular best hotels according to TripAdvisor, an in-flight magazine reserved exclusively for the backseats of private jets has released the top 100 hotels around the world for its jet-setting, moneyed readers. Elite Traveler has compiled a round-up of the Top 100 Hotels in the World for 2019, with properties in 34 countries.

 

Also Read: These are the 6 hottest luxury hotel openings of 2019

 

Hotels that made the list “...offer the most captivating atmosphere, extraordinary comfort, impeccable service and standout amenities. There are few hotels in the world that keep you coming back for more, so we’ve pulled out the must-do experiences, the must-taste dishes, and the special touches designed to make every stay delightfully different,” stated the luxury magazine.

 

Overall, the US dominates the list with 24 addresses including the Four Seasons New York and The Plaza, also two of the hotels with the most expensive suites at $50,000 (Rs 35 lakh approximately) a night each. Here are a few highlights of new and returning hotels on the list:

 

The Peninsula, Shanghai
The five-star hotel on Shanghai's historic waterfront, The Bund, features two Michelin-starred restaurants, a fleet of customized Rolls-Royce cars, and one of the best vantage points to the city, its rooftop bar.

 

Cavas Wine Lodge, Argentina

This one is for oenophiles. Located in Argentina’s wine country, this 18-room boutique property sits on a 55-acre vineyard at the foothills of the Andes Mountains. Activities include zip lining, hikes, bike rides, white-water rafting and vineyard visits.

 

Also Read: Top 10 destinations for wine getaways in 2019

 

Clayoquot Wilderness Reserve, British Columbia, Canada

A seaplane ride from Tofino, guests at this wilderness resort sleep in safari-style luxury tents, complete with electricity, antique furnishings and wooden beds. For the ultimate experience, guests can sign up to be helicoptered 4,500 feet above sea level to the top of Ursus Mountain for sky-high yoga, hiking and gourmet picnics.

 

The Lanesborough, London, UK

Following a major renovation in 2015, the grand mansion, located steps from London’s most exclusive shopping district near Harrods and Harvey Nichols, reclaimed its reputation as one of the top luxury hotels in the city. The hotel features 93 suites and bedrooms, a spa, and Michelin-starred dining room called Céleste. Tulemar Bungalows & Villas in Costa Rica’s Manuel Antonio National Park has been named the world’s best hotel by the 2019 Travelers’ Choice Awards, a ranking system based on comments posted by the users of TripAdvisor.

With 33 acres of rainforest and a private beach, Tulemar Bungalows & Villas offers travellers a chance to connect with nature. Some of the rooms look out over its gardens, others have views of the sea.

 

Also Read: These are the quirkiest travel experiences to book in 2019, according to TripAdvisor

 

Runner-ups

According to the Travelers’ Choice Awards, the world’s second best hotel is the Hotel Belvedere in Riccione in Emilia-Romagna, Italy. The four-star establishment, which offers views over the Adriatic, also tops the Travelers’ Choice ranking for European hotels. Placed third in the global ranking, Viroth’s Hotel in Siem Reap, Cambodia, is also the Travelers’ Choice overall winner in Asia.

 

Top 10 Best Hotels in the World:

1. Tulemar Bungalows & Villas in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

2. Hotel Belvedere in Riccione, Italy

3. Viroth’s Hotel in Siem Reap, Cambodia

4. Kenting Amanda Hotel in Hengchun, Taiwan

5. Hotel Alpin Spa Tuxerhof in Tux, Austria

6. French Quarter Inn in Charleston, United States

7. The Resort at Pedregal in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

8. Belmond Palacio Nazarenas in Cusco, Peru

9. Kayakapi Premium Caves in Cappadocia - Urgup, Turkey

10. Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa in Hanoi, Vietnam

 

Also Read: Top 10 destinations trending with millennials in 2019

 

Top 10 Best Hotels in Europe:

1. Hotel Belvedere in Riccione, Italy

2. Hotel Alpin Spa Tuxerhof in Tux, Austria

3. Kayakapi Premium Caves Cappadocia in Urgup, Turkey

4. Quinta Jardins do Lago in Funchal, Portugal

5. Hotel Amira Istanbul in Istanbul, Turkey

6. Hotel 41 in London, United Kingdom

7. Ikos Oceania in Nea Moudania, Greece

8. Hotel Spadai in Florence, Italy

9. Ikos Olivia in Gerakini, Greece

10. Maxx Royal Kemer Resort in Kemer, Turkey

 

Also Read: Find out the best vegetarian-friendly countries in Europe

 

Top 10 Best Hotels in the US:

1. French Quarter Inn in Charleston, South Carolina

2. The Nantucket Hotel & Resort in Nantucket, Massachusetts

3. The Spectator Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina

4. The Inn at Lost Creek in Mountain Village, Colorado

5. Hotel Jackson in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

6. Williamsburg Inn in Williamsburg, Virginia

7. Trump International Hotel Washington DC in Washington D.C.

8. Hotel Emma in San Antonio, Texas

9. The Peninsula Chicago in Chicago, Illinois

10. Sonnenalp in Vail, Colorado

 

Best of Luxury

While these were the popular best hotels according to TripAdvisor, an in-flight magazine reserved exclusively for the backseats of private jets has released the top 100 hotels around the world for its jet-setting, moneyed readers. Elite Traveler has compiled a round-up of the Top 100 Hotels in the World for 2019, with properties in 34 countries.

 

Also Read: These are the 6 hottest luxury hotel openings of 2019

 

Hotels that made the list “...offer the most captivating atmosphere, extraordinary comfort, impeccable service and standout amenities. There are few hotels in the world that keep you coming back for more, so we’ve pulled out the must-do experiences, the must-taste dishes, and the special touches designed to make every stay delightfully different,” stated the luxury magazine.

 

Overall, the US dominates the list with 24 addresses including the Four Seasons New York and The Plaza, also two of the hotels with the most expensive suites at $50,000 (Rs 35 lakh approximately) a night each. Here are a few highlights of new and returning hotels on the list:

 

The Peninsula, Shanghai

The five-star hotel on Shanghai's historic waterfront, The Bund, features two Michelin-starred restaurants, a fleet of customized Rolls-Royce cars, and one of the best vantage points to the city, its rooftop bar.

 

Cavas Wine Lodge, Argentina

This one is for oenophiles. Located in Argentina’s wine country, this 18-room boutique property sits on a 55-acre vineyard at the foothills of the Andes Mountains. Activities include zip lining, hikes, bike rides, white-water rafting and vineyard visits.

 

Also Read: Top 10 destinations for wine getaways in 2019

 

Clayoquot Wilderness Reserve, British Columbia, Canada

A seaplane ride from Tofino, guests at this wilderness resort sleep in safari-style luxury tents, complete with electricity, antique furnishings and wooden beds. For the ultimate experience, guests can sign up to be helicoptered 4,500 feet above sea level to the top of Ursus Mountain for sky-high yoga, hiking and gourmet picnics.

 

The Lanesborough, London, UK

Following a major renovation in 2015, the grand mansion, located steps from London’s most exclusive shopping district near Harrods and Harvey Nichols, reclaimed its reputation as one of the top luxury hotels in the city. The hotel features 93 suites and bedrooms, a spa, and Michelin-starred dining room called Céleste.


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